Best of Philadelphia
A pioneer in using education to simultaneously deconstruct and advance the mystique of craft beer.
Best Adult Education School
Learn how to brew beer at home from start to finish, from extract brewing to all grain and beyond. Our programs include the secrets to fermentation, pro tips on making great and more. Throw away your Mr. Beer and become a master homebrewer.
We offer a range of brewing programs for understanding and making beer. From ales and lagers to saisons and sours: Everything you need to be a successful home brewer is taught. Learn the basics of building a home brewery, craft beer from world-class proven recipes, and learn brewing techniques from knowledgeable instructors.
Brewing Course Levels
Hands on brewing program that will teach you all the steps needed to brew amazing beers at home.
This course introduces advanced techniques in all-grain brewing.
Learn how to brew highly technical beers and craft your own recipes with an eye towards becoming a pro brewer.
Make great beer the very first time! In level one beer brewing, you will learn how to make great beer on day one. You’ll be brewing your first beer within an hour, under the tutelage of a master brewer-instructor. This class will give you the confidence to brew great beer. This is the start of your brewing journey!
In level two, you will learn the essential techniques for all-grain brewing and mashing. You’ll learn how to craft complex beers in a clear and approachable way. You will learn the brewing theory you’ll need to expand your skills. By the end of this class, you will be able to brew classic beers.
In level three, you will learn how to develop your own recipes, proper malt selection. You will have a crash course in water chemistry, as well as develop your palate with the goal of becoming a certified brewer. By the end of this program, you will be able to develop and craft your own high quality brews
- Set up a home brewery
- Select the best ingredients
- Create your own beer recipes
- Develop your own label
- Learn to blind taste beer
- Brew great beer
If a student cannot attend a course, they must notify us at least thirty (30) in advance prior to the start date. With due notice, the student has the following options: first, transfer the registration to another person approved in advance by the Wine School; second, receive a non-refundable credit on account which can be applied toward another course. At the discretion of the school, reasonable administrative costs may be deducted from the total credit.
If a student does not give thirty days notice, a school administrator may offer a refund, at the administrator's sole discretion. The total of any refund will be no great than 25% of tuition paid, minus any class fees and reasonable administrative costs.